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Visiting Beautiful Fortified Cities and Fortresses of France

Visiting Beautiful Fortified Cities and Fortresses of France

If you’re looking for a culture rich vacation where you can step back in time and admire perfectly preserved landmarks of past eras, then France is the place to go. Apart from being famous as a haven for lovers and romantic souls who like to indulge in good wine, France also hides historical jewels which can be seen in its magnificent fortresses and fortified cities. From Provence to Languedoc, there’s an array of walled cities in every part of France that survived the passage of time and remain almost fully intact, and they are certainly worth a visit.

Here are France’s most beautiful walled cities and fortresses that are definitely worth discovering:

February 28, 2017 | By More
Favorite Breathtaking Drives To The Swiss Alps

Favorite Breathtaking Drives To The Swiss Alps

Here are some of the most spectacular Alpine roads that are guaranteed to make you forget all about the destination and just enjoy the journey.

There are so many possible routes to take in Europe when you’re considering a driving holiday but one of the most breathtaking has to be the route to The Alps. If you are driving through to the Alps from the UK you will be able to pass through France, Lichtenstein, and Switzerland. Whether you’re planning to take your time and make stops along the way or simply want to have the pleasure of having your own car at your disposal while you’re in Switzerland, taking the scenic route is definitely a good option every time!

January 16, 2017 | By More
Top Choices For Great Skiing in Europe

Top Choices For Great Skiing in Europe

Best skiing locations in Europe

Europe is one of the best and exciting destinations in the world for all you ski enthusiasts. If you’re looking for thrills, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe walks or just a white venture away with the family, then Europe is the destination that will fit all your snowy needs.

If you’re a little less energetic and just want to enjoy the view, Europe has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. The traditional alpine villages and soaring mountain tops with the breath-taking views will make your glad you made the journey. When you finally hit the bottom of the slope, you’ll be welcomed with charming hotels equipped with trendy shops and quality restaurants and activities for all ages.

December 14, 2016 | By More
Packing For Paris – What To Bring and What To Buy There

Packing For Paris – What To Bring and What To Buy There

How to look chic in Paris – what to bring from home and what to buy in this stylish city. We will take a look at some items that you must bring along to Paris and some items you can buy there to make your travel experience even greater.

Packing Tips for Paris – What to Bring and What to Buy There

October 26, 2016 | By More
11 Famous TV and Film Coffee Shops You Can Visit For Real

11 Famous TV and Film Coffee Shops You Can Visit For Real

Famous TV and Movie Coffee Shop Hangouts

All of our favorite TV sitcom shows seem to have a comfy neighborhood coffee shop where all the popular characters gather to exchange their inner-most feelings and to share a laugh or two, even if it is supplied by a phony laugh-track…. Even so, travelers love to search out the real diners and coffee shops that were used as TV settings. Probably Tom’s Restaurant in Manhattan is the most famous, as the gathering spot for the Seinfeld gang.

August 31, 2016 | By More
Paris Budget Travel Tips – More Memories, Less Money

Paris Budget Travel Tips – More Memories, Less Money

Great tips for visiting Paris on a budget. How To Make More Memories While Spending Less Money.

Like many new travelers, I had a perturbed feeling about my maiden trip to Paris. The sole reason that evoked this feeling was the impression of the city being too costly for most travelers. But, one of my friends who visited the city before me, put my fears to rest. So now, allow me to share some important tips that will surely come handy when you travel to Paris:

August 18, 2016 | By More
Dining Out in Paris – An Essential Guide For Travelers To Paris

Dining Out in Paris – An Essential Guide For Travelers To Paris

Dining Out in Paris – What You Need to Know Before You Get to the City of Light, is a terrific guide to own whether it’s your first visit or your 10th.

Paris is always on my mind. It’s a destination that captures the imagination and hearts of visitors. No matter how many times I return, I know there are endless fascinating nooks and crannies waiting to be savored. Author, Tom Reeves, apparently experienced this magnetic draw as he pulled up stakes in California in 1992 and moved to France permanently. A devote of the Paris restaurant scene, Tom’s dining guide shares all the little customs and quirks of dining in the city of light. Every traveler to Paris (first-time or not) should have this handy little guidebook in their pack.

August 8, 2016 | By More
Fun City Beaches Pop Up Across The Globe

Fun City Beaches Pop Up Across The Globe

Best Urban Beaches From Paris to Philadelphia – Summer City Beaches Are Popping Up In Land-Locked Cities Around The World

July is almost here when all thoughts turn to lazing at the beach with friends. In major land-locked cities across the globe, temporary beaches are popping along river banks to give city-dwellers and visitors a bit of sun and sand fun. City beaches are not a new idea but, when Paris brought in sand and palm trees to line the banks of the Seine River in summer, the world took notice. Paris Plages become an immediate passion for Parisians who couldn’t escape to the Med for a beach vacation. You just can’t keep a good idea from spreading and soon pop-up urban beaches were being created in major cities across the world. So grab you flip flops and beach chair and head to one of the world’s most popular pop-up city beaches!

June 29, 2016 | By More
England To France By Ferry – An Awesome Channel Crossing Experience

England To France By Ferry – An Awesome Channel Crossing Experience

Going to France by ferry can be quite an adventure but is often overlooked since flying and the Chunnel are faster options. Flying has its own delights no doubt, but the ever annoying delays on arrival, to airport car parks make it less than a fulfilling experience. Crossing the Channel by ferry however lets you watch the Isle of Wight fade into the haze, watch the waves made by the ferry as it moves, and best of all, you get to travel with your car, motorhome or caravan from one country to the other. Ferry crossing is a thrill that needs to be rediscovered.

May 13, 2016 | By More
Mugs and Coffee Traditions From Across The Globe

Mugs and Coffee Traditions From Across The Globe

Mugs and Coffee Traditions vary all cross the world and make a fascinating study of our coffee drinking customs.

Everything gets better with coffee. It doesn’t ask questions, it understands, especially during mornings when we’re not even sure how to face the world. Coffee is that one thing that we have in common with the rest of the world. For coffee lovers out there, cups and mugs are the best travel souvenirs. These tokens represent a culture more uniquely and deeply than refrigerator magnets and key chains can ever do.

March 30, 2016 | By More
New DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides Still Your Best Travel Companion

New DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides Still Your Best Travel Companion

In this age where most everything is turning digital, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Books are still your best travel companion for quick, well researched, destination information. DK Eyewitness Travel has just released their newly redesigned Top 10 Guides in a streamlined size that’s perfect for throwing in your backpack or travel bag. Any avid travelers knows that DK Eyewitness Travel guidebooks have always been well known for their succinct information coupled with lots of maps, photos and illustrations.

February 29, 2016 | By More
Norwegian Airlines Is Making Travel To Europe Affordable Again

Norwegian Airlines Is Making Travel To Europe Affordable Again

Norwegian Airlines is grabbing lots of attention as the newest major low-cost carrier flying between the United States and Europe. Their growth has been rapid and they are now the 3rd largest low-cost airline in the popular transatlantic marketplace. Also known as Norwegian Air Shuttle, the airline has just announced new direct flights between Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and New York, Los Angeles, and Fort Lauderdale all beginning this spring.

February 22, 2016 | By More
The Most Beautiful Belle Epoque Cities in France

The Most Beautiful Belle Epoque Cities in France

Guide To The Most Attractive ‘Belle Epoque’ (Beautiful Era) Cities in France.

This period is called The Belle Époque (beautiful era) where optimism, economic prosperity, and technological and cultural innovations took place. In this period, Art Nouveau (New Art) emerged as an art movement and characterized the design of buildings and public spaces, especially in France where the art flourished. Paris Metro stations are a clear example.

February 4, 2016 | By More
8 Ways To See Paris Differently – Get Off The Tourist Trail

8 Ways To See Paris Differently – Get Off The Tourist Trail

A trip to Paris is reason for excitement whether it’s your first time or your 5th. But to experience Paris at its best, put down your guidebook and think outside the box. The Louvre, Eiffel Tower and the Orsay Museum are on everyone’s list of things to do in Paris, but don’t forget there are plenty of other options to see Paris differently. Paris is a playground and one that’s begging to be explored; from picnics in verdant green parks to bike tours and book shops – go off the beaten tourist routes with this list of unique things to do in Paris.

May 1, 2015 | By More
World’s Most Dramatic Kayak Destinations – 6 Unforgettable Kayak Adventures

World’s Most Dramatic Kayak Destinations – 6 Unforgettable Kayak Adventures

6 Unforgettable Kayak Adventure Tours at some of the world’s best kayak destinations.

Kayaking offers an immersive, up-close experience with some of nature’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. The sense of excitement and freedom, moving through the water and paddling towards the horizon, is counterbalanced by an equal sense of peacefulness and quiet. Whether you are a beginner or experienced paddler, here is a roundup of some of the most stunning destinations whose splendour is best revealed by kayak.

March 26, 2015 | By More
Surf The World!   Best Surf Cities Around The Globe

Surf The World! Best Surf Cities Around The Globe

Great Cities For The World’s Best Surfing Experiences – Grab Your Board and Soar!

Waves not only produce beauty and excitement, they create magic for those who ride their power. If you are looking for a great surf town for your next vacation then the following list of the world’s best surf towns will guide your way. All are not necessarily picked because they have the best waves, but because they also have superb hotels, welcoming locals, amazing nightlife, soul-satisfying cuisines and lots of fun activities!

March 25, 2015 | By More
Entertaining New Book Reveals The Truth About Living in France

Entertaining New Book Reveals The Truth About Living in France

They Eat Horses, Don’t They?… The Truth About the French, is a delightful book examining popular myths about the French.

Who among us hasn’t fantasized about putting life on hold and spending a year or two living in FrancThe Truth About The Frenche? Ahhh, I can imagine it all now; croissants at daybreak, long walks through lavender fields, stopping for a picnic of wine, bread and cheese… But I’m also imagining dealing with the infamous French stand-offish attitude, poor plumbing, and trying to dress with the chic ease of French women. Need I worry about the myths and rumors about quirky French lifestyles or is it all just hooey?

March 11, 2015 | By More
Before You Get Too Old! Five To-Die-For Snowboarding Destinations

Before You Get Too Old! Five To-Die-For Snowboarding Destinations

Five Exhilarating Snowboarding Destinations You’ll Want To Visit At Least Once In Your Life

Every snowboarder has a bucket list as long as their arm of places to ride before they stop shredding forever. However, with many of these “dream” destinations the idea of the place is better than the actual riding to be had. So before you grab your snowboards and head out the door, here are five snowboarding destinations that should be at the top of your list and will NOT disappoint:

October 24, 2014 | By More
Ski Resorts In Europe That Are Perfect For Beginners

Ski Resorts In Europe That Are Perfect For Beginners

Five European ski resorts where beginners can concur the slopes

It can be intimidating to know what to expect on a ski trip to Europe, especially if you’ve never planned one before. If you’re new to skiing, there are lots of resorts overseas that will make you feel comfortable and excited to hit the slopes. Start by picking a resort that suits your needs as a beginner; one with plenty of accessible pistes that match your skiing ability.

Here we’ve chosen a selection of five of Europe’s best ski resorts for beginners, with great facilities and gentle slopes, helping new skiers find their confidence on the slopes.

October 13, 2014 | By More
Favorite Things To Do In Paris For Free – Our Full Fun List

Favorite Things To Do In Paris For Free – Our Full Fun List

Top Free Things To Do In Paris

Paris is one of the most popular capital cities in Europe, drawing travelers from all over the world. It has always been known to be an expensive city, but there are also many things that you can do for free. So steer away from the super chic cafes and designer fashion boutiques and take in some of the many free attractions that define this elegant city. Here’s our list of the best sites and activities that are Free in Paris:

July 21, 2014 | By More